New Arrivals · Crafts

February 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Concrete creations : 45 easy-to-make gifts & accessories

February 21, 2018
Dawidowski, Marion, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2018.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Translation of: Wohnaccessoires aus Beton selber machen, and, Kreativ mit Beton: Kleine Projekte zum Selbermachen.
"Concrete is in. And no wonder: it's inexpensive, durable, and makes unique, stunning pieces with which to decorate your home. With just a bag of ready-mixed concrete, water and a few utensils and moulds you can find around the house, you can create beautiful, minimalist items in no time at all; from clocks, vases, lampshades and bowls through to jewellery, wine coolers and desk organisers. Each project is equipped with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and tips, and all can be made with very little know-how - making it a perfect craft for beginner concrete artisans, as well as the more experienced mason. A perfect mix of power, presence and practicality, bring concrete into your home today and discover a new-found love for this often overlooked but remarkable building material"--Provided by publisher.

The craft-a-day book : 30 projects to make with recycled materials

February 9, 2018
Cornell, Kari A., author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2018.
168 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
These thirty crafts combine creative ideas and recyclable materials to make items you'll want to wear, use, or gift. They may even lead to new ideas of your own! Ready, set, let's get crafting.

Sewn animal heads : trophy heads to stitch

February 5, 2018
Mooncie, Vanessa, author.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Gallery -- Rabbit -- Rhinoceros -- Moose -- Pig -- Giraffe -- Stag -- Elephant -- Ox -- Unicorn -- Ram -- Fox -- Cockerel -- Crocodile -- Bear -- Cat -- Sewing tools -- Fabrics and buttons -- Stitches and seams -- Pressing -- Using the templates -- Templates.
"No animals will be harmed in creating these magnificent trophies! With these delightful fabric animal head projects you can have all the impact of these beautiful beasts without any fur flying. The 15 stunning projects include a ravishing rabbit, a marvellous moose, a fabulous fox and an elegant elephant."--Publisher.

Cræft : an inquiry into the origins and true meaning of traditional crafts

January 22, 2018
Langlands, Alex, author.
344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First published in 2017 by Faber and Faber Ltd under the title "Cræft : how traditional crafts are about more than just making".
Defining cræft -- Making hay -- Sticks and stones -- Grenjaðarstaður -- The skep-making beekeeper -- Taming the wilds -- Weft and warp -- Under thatch -- The shoe and the harness -- Seed and sward -- The oxna mere -- Fire and earth -- The craft of digging -- Baskets and boats -- Postscript: Craeft and contemplation.
The Old English word "craeft" signified knowledge, skill, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Today, in the wake of industrialization, people are again seeking products made with authenticity -- artisan breads, local honey, craft beers, furniture and other goods made by human hands. Archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Landlands travels from his home in Wales along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe learning a wide range of traditional manual skills, and searching for the lost meaning of craeft.

The big book of jewelry making : 75 projects to make.

January 12, 2018
359 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index (pages 357-359).
"75 ... jewelry designs, incorporating wirework, beading, and polymer clay techniques"--Page 4 of cover.
Millie -- Zoe -- Wildfire -- Emily -- Senorita -- Annie -- Beady -- Samba -- Cara -- Honeybee -- Chichi -- Hannah -- Pebbles -- Harmony -- Writing -- Faerie -- Night owl -- Jacques -- Coco -- Dreamcatcher -- La mer -- Opo -- Alice -- Mille -- Cocktail -- Shapes -- Clarice -- Decoupage -- Tavi -- Trigger -- Amy -- Tembo -- Shari -- Romance -- Flapper -- Clusters -- Pearly -- Polly -- Canary -- Knotty -- Gecko -- Emma -- Jan -- Effloresce -- Buttons -- Scoubidou -- Skye -- Chelsea -- Rose -- Luster -- Leandri -- Twinkle -- Peacock -- Felix -- Roxy -- Cameo -- Claudia -- Julia -- Daisy -- Florence -- Streamlined -- Luna -- Audrey -- Katie -- Paddy -- Crystal -- Twists -- Jem -- Songbird -- Illusion -- Kitty -- Victoriana -- Spirals -- Zippy -- Nala.
Creating your own jewelry doesn't need to involve complicated techniques and expensive tools. With just a few steps, The Big Book of Jewelry Making shows you how to make simple, fun items in no time at all. And all the projects are easy to customize or adapt to your own particular style. With a dazzling array of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, you're sure to find something to inspire you. This bumper book features 75 jewelery projects, from quirky to stylish, so there is plenty to choose from. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions explaining how to achieve perfect results, whether you are an experienced jewelry maker or just a beginner.

Kitchen lithography : hand printing at home : from buttons and bags to postcards and pillowcases

January 12, 2018
Hantke, Laura Sofie, author.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2017.
115 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Translator from colophon.
"First published in Germany with the title In unserer Küche wird gedruckt by Verlag Hermann Schmidt."--Colophon.
Welcome to our kitchen -- The Nuts and bolts -- Troubleshooting -- Additional techniques -- This is how we did it -- About us -- Imprint
Turn your kitchen into a creative studio to print your own bags, pillowcases, art prints, t-shirts, postcards and more, using simple household items such as aluminum foil, cola, soap and vegetable oil.

Crafty little things to sew : 20 clever sewing projects using scraps & fat quarters

January 11, 2018
Fairbanks-Critchfield, Caroline, 1975- author.
xiii, 130 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and the bloggers of"--Cover.
Sewing basics -- Travel handmade: Circle pouch shopping tote ; Divide and conquer drawstring bag ; Two-in-one lunch tote and place mat ; Quilty first aid kit ; Casual couponer divided pouch ; Take-along ironing mats ; Snappy supply case ; Crafty biz apron -- A handmade home: Reversible barstool cushion ; Everyday apron ; Spacious spa caddy ; Photo frame fridge magnet ; Cute hexi magnets ; Festive buttoned up baskets -- Sewing for the little ones: Kiddie backpack ; Easy wallet with pockets ; Felt and fabric hair baubles ; Color-block headband ; Lunch-in-a-snap tote ; Patchwork calculator tablet case -- Templates and resources: Templates ; Fabric and notions sources.
20 quick & easy projects to sew from scraps or fat quarters.

Gauguin : artist as alchemist

January 11, 2018
Chicago, Illinois : Art Institute of Chicago, [2017]
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Avant et après : "all this and all that" / Gloria Groom -- Paul Gauguin's crucible of forms / Dario Gamboni -- Disrupting convention : Gauguin's unique multiples and transfers / Harriet K. Stratis -- The alchemist and the savage : truth and self-reflection in Gauguin's three-dimensional work / Ophélie Ferlier-Bouat -- Iteration and invention in Gauguin's paintings / Claire Bernardi -- "The burning yellow atelier" / Allison Perelman -- Gauguin's visual universe / Elsa Badie Modiri, Nadège Horner, and Allison Perelman -- Catalogue. Becoming Gauguin ; The expanding workshop ; Gauguin's symbolist avatars ; Confronting the Maori ; Mythologizing the Maori ; Decorator of dreams -- Bibliography -- Index -- Photography credits.
"Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a creative force above and beyond his legendary work as a painter. Surveying the full scope of his career-spanning experiments in different media and formats--clay, works on paper, wood, and paint, as well as furniture and decorative friezes--this volume delves into his enduring interest in craft and applied arts, reflecting on their significance to his creative process. Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist draws on extensive new research into the artist's working methods, presenting him as a consummate craftsman--one whose transmutations of the ordinary yielded new and remarkable forms. Beautifully designed and illustrated, this book includes essays by an international team of scholars who offer a rich analysis of Gauguin's oeuvre beyond painting. By embracing other art forms, which offered fewer dominant models to guide his work, Gauguin freed himself from the burden of artistic precedent. In turn, these groundbreaking creative forays, especially in ceramics, gave new direction to his paintings. The authors' insightful emphasis on craftsmanship deepens our understanding of Gauguin's considerable achievements as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, ceramist, and printmaker within the history of modern art"-- Provided by publisher.

Jewelry making with resin

January 11, 2018
Abelew, Theresa, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2017.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Photo bezel necklace -- Bezel Embellishment pendant -- Texture sheet ring -- Window earrings -- Threaded washer braclet -- Spiral ribbon earrings -- Pipe bail pendant -- Stir stick necklace -- Retro target pendant -- Glowing filigree bracelet -- Spacescape cuff -- Quilted disk earrings -- Quilled asymmetrical necklace -- Inlay pendant -- Bird pendant -- Stained glass pendant -- Lath pendant -- Half-circle earrings -- Base block bracelet -- Jellyfish pendant -- Fingerprint pendants -- Beveled paper pendant.
Learn how to form necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more using the easy and flexible medium, resin.

46 leatherwork projects anyone can do

January 11, 2018
Schuiling, Geert, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot, 2017.
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Originally published in 2016 by Metz Press.
Learn to make attractive leather articles with a professional look by mastering a handful of basic techniques. Using the many kinds of available leather, some leatherwork tools, and the 46 original designs and step-by-step instructions in this book, you can produce beautiful and functional handcrafted accessories, gifts, and items for your home. --Publisher.

Make : fabric and fiber inventions : sew, knit, print, and electrify your own designs to wear, use, and play with

December 28, 2017
Ceceri, Kathy, author.
San Francisco : Maker Media, Inc., 2017.
xxviii, 204 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Print and paint on fabric -- Hand-me-up wearables and friends -- Fabric and fiber furnishings -- Needle arts -- Soft tech.
In this book you'll create your own fabric inventions as you learn to make wearables, playthings, and decorative items using textile arts--both old and new.

Sew advent calendars : count down to Christmas with 20 stylish designs to fill with festive treats

December 6, 2017
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2017.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Sew gorgeous, personalized advent calendars for your loved ones; fill them with festive treats and handpicked goodies to treasure. Choose from 20 designs, from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, for both adults and children alike.This book contains all the techniques to make the calendars, and every project is shown clearly step by step. Using Debbie's friendly and easy-to-follow instructions, it's time to get crafty and create a new festive family tradition!"--Back cover.

Christmas ideas.

December 4, 2017
Des Moines, IA : Special Interest Publications, Publishing Group of Meredith Corp.,
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
At head of title: <1983-1984> Better homes and gardens creative ideas.

Stitching with a handful of beads

November 20, 2017
Cave, Carolyn, author.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction -- About beads -- Tools and materials -- Basic techniques and terms -- Stitches -- Projects : bead types.
Bead stitchers at every level appreciate fresh, new projects that use the beads and materials they already know and love. Stitching with a Handful of Beads offers 30 projects that use just 3-5 types of beads to create beautiful finished jewelry. The book opens with a Basics section outlining the stitches used in the book, and contains six project chapters organized by jewelry type: earrings, rings, bracelets, ropes, pendants, and necklaces. The projects use seed beads, pearls, crystals, and shaped beads &#x2015; stitchers' perennial favorite beads, and those most commonly found in stores. Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions in designer Carolyn Cave's signature style, plus complete, clear illustrations that make construction a breeze. Many of the 30 projects include easy design variations, making the book a great value. Projects stitch up easily, and are ideal for experienced stitchers wanting to make quick gifts, or beginning stitchers looking for rewarding projects that are easy to complete. Offers step-by-step instructions for stitched jewelry projects that showcase two-hole seed beads, including bracelets, rings, earrings, ropes, and pendants.

Mehndi for the inspired artist

November 3, 2017
Caunt-Nulton, Heather, author.
Lake Forest, CA, USA : Walter Foster, 2017.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is your one stop resource for creating mehndi designs. Whether you're familiar with the art form, or are coming to it with fresh eyes and eager anticipation, our four expert artists will give you the most rewarding experience possible. You'll be creating artwork on day one with this guide book's step-by-step approach of creating a variety of traditional and modern mehndi designs. You will then learn to incorporate these elegant mehndi designs into DIY art projects you can place around the house, and have the pride of knowing each one has a unique, personal flair. Customize candles and mason jars, jewelry and stationery, and anything else you can get your hands on. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is sure to inspire endless DIY craft projects with contemporary mehndi patterns that will delight henna enthusiasts of all ages. -- Publisher description.

Pretty handmades : felt & fabric sewing projects to warm your heart

November 2, 2017
Wright, Lauren, author.
Istanbul, Turkey : Tuva, [2017]
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Christmas with Southern living.

October 31, 2017
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

Ultimate Slime : totally borax free!

October 24, 2017
Jagan, Alyssa, author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"DIY tutorials for crunchy slime, fluffy slime, fishbowl slime and more than 100 other oddly satisfying recipes and projects."

Make yourself at home : design your space to discover your true self

October 6, 2017
Seal, Moorea, author.
195 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A gorgeous, inspiring lifestyle book about beautifying your life inside and out. Organized by room in your home, It combines self-help and style/DIY through seasonal creative projects, inspirational personal essays, and home and fashion style tips with the goal of personal growth through curating your environment and nurturing yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

A well-crafted home

October 5, 2017
Crowther, Janet, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017]
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The entryway -- The living room -- The kitchen -- The dining room -- The bedroom -- The closet -- The bathroom -- The outdoor oasis -- Technique.
A beautiful, practical book for both aspiring makers and seasoned crafters. Here are 60 projects for high-quality furniture, textiles, and accessories to enjoy all through the house--plus all the techniques you need for dyeing or sewing fabric, cutting leather, antiquing mirrors, working with wood, and much more. A Well-Crafted Home includes simple, creative details that will tailor a space to your taste. More than just zDIYy crafts, these carefully designed projects call for good materials--like linen, leather, and wood--so the finished product will last you a lifetime. Ranging from beginner to more advanced, each item elevates a room in a way you'd never expect: a large-scale painting with an effortless zdoty design looks like a modern piece of art, flax linen bedding sewn with a few easy seams is gorgeous way to set off the bed (and is more affordable than you would think), and a copper pipe rack for hanging clothes is so pretty, you&#x2019;ll want to keep it on display.

Making winter : a hygge-inspired guide for surviving the winter months

October 3, 2017
Mitchell, Emma, author.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by LOM Art, an imprint of Michael O'Mara Books Ltd., as Making winter: a creative guide to surviving the winter months" -- Title page verso.
"Want to survive those dark and freezing winter months? The Danish do it with hygge--a concept that's all about coziness, simple pleasures, and the company of loved ones. Embrace this warmhearted philosophy with these 25 creative crafts and recipes, which range from gorgeous trinkets to snuggly woolens and tasty treats. You don't have to be an expert with a crochet hook or a whiz in the kitchen to complete the projects, which include easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. Make vintage ornaments, bake plum and orange blondies, crochet boot cuffs, and more--and you'll feel hygge warming you no matter how cold it is outside" --

Sweet & simple needle felted animals : a step-by-step visual guide

October 2, 2017
Susa, Sachiko, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Ready, set, bead! : 25 quick & easy stitching projects

September 19, 2017
Cruz, Jane Danley, author.
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2017.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

Homemade holiday : [craft your way through more than 40 festive projects]

September 19, 2017
Pester, Sophie, author.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Basic equipment -- Decorating -- Giving -- Wrapping -- Last-minute ideas -- Techniques & templates -- Manufacturers & suppliers.
"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season."--

Starting an Etsy business

September 18, 2017
Shoup, Kate, 1972- author.
© 2017
xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft or vintage-goods business from scratch.

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